Aquasphere Welcomes World Champion Swimmer Ben Proud to the Team

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January 27th, 2022 Industry, News, Video

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Aquasphere, the premier swimming brand, today announced World Champion swimmer Ben Proud is joining Team Aquasphere as a member of its new Elite Athlete Squad. As part of the new partnership, Proud will endorse Aquasphere’s industry-leading line of competitive swimming eyewear.

A World Champion swimmer who holds two British national records, Proud will train and compete utilizing the high-performance XCEED goggle and will also contribute his unique perspective and insight to future product innovations Aquasphere currently has in development. Proud is the first competitive swimmer to join Aquasphere’s team of world-class athletes in 2022 which currently includes World Champion triathletes Timothy O’Donnell and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae.

“I am excited and honoured to announce and that I am joining #TeamAquasphere as their first swimming athlete. Aquasphere’s design, technology and innovative eyewear along with their limitless attitude aligns with my future ambitions. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.” Ben Proud.

Refined by almost 30 years of research, Aquasphere is well-known for its expertly crafted, high-quality swim goggles thanks to its in-house R&D department and manufacturing entity in Italy. Driven by a commitment to develop the most innovative and best quality swim products on the market, Aquasphere values the involvement and contribution of its Elite Athlete Squad in the development of its full portfolio of products.

“Ben is a world-class athlete who exemplifies Aquasphere’s bold vision and brand spirit, he is a fantastic addition to our team!” said Jess Fitzsimon, Global Brand Director at Aquasphere. “We look forward to everything Ben will accomplish as he competes at the highest level of the sport and inspires swimmers of all levels to achieve their ultimate challenge.”

Proud is a World Champion sprinter and recently added World Short Course champion to his list of career achievements after a stunning victory in the Men’s 50m Freestyle at the 2021 FINA World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.  Currently training at Bath University, Proud has dominated the British 50m sprinting for more than many years, breaking onto the world stage back in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Gold in the 50m freestyle and 50m Butterfly. He cames 4th in the 2016 Rio Olympics Games in the 50m freestyle and became World Champion in the 50m Butterfly in 2017 in Budapest and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Proud won a gold medal in the 50m freestyle and silver in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay and Ben has been an integral part of the Energy Standard club team who have come champions twice in the last three International Swimming League (ISL) competitions.

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About Aquasphere

Established in Genoa, Italy in 1998, Aquasphere is a premium swimming brand representing unparalleled design, development and manufacturing expertise. Inspired by extensive experience in the scuba diving industry, the brand was launched after Italian engineers, P. Ferraro and G. Beltrani, created the first curved lens with no visibility distortion: The Seal swim mask. From this creative ingenuity, Aquasphere quickly became the swim eyewear expert. Through our in-house R&D Department and manufacturing facilities in Italy, we design and craft high quality swim goggles that combine performance, reliability, and comfort. Sharpened over more than 30 years of research, our craftsmanship is based on advanced patented technologies, high-quality materials and driven by our swimming community. Whatever the playground, we celebrate and empower everyone in their pursuit of achievement and encourage swimmers everywhere to “be limitless”. For more information, visit

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